At Quinchat Rods we manufacture “machines for makers” – makers of bamboo rods.
Our latest offering is the Bertram Bench-Top CNC Cane Mill for producing finish strips ready for glue-up. Check it out on the CNC Finish Cane Mill page.
For those new to rod making, consider our new Strip Prep Tutorial program. It's a good way to get started if you do not have a local mentor.
The Bertram Multi-Track Beveller is a versatile machine that shapes raw cane strips into a triangular profile ready for heat treating. It also mills a preliminary taper on the heat treated strips ready for the planing form or the Morgan Hand Mill. Makers can choose fixtures to produce hex, quad or penta profiles. Accessories are available for hollowing via scalloping or fluting.
The Multi-Track also has reel seat mortising capability. See the Mortising page.
The Bertram Binder is available in both a 2-string and 4-string version. It is a simple compact design with all moving parts enclosed in a box to prevent glue contamination. Has recently been modifed to accept just about any pro size spools of thread in nylon, poly and cotton.
The Bertram Wrap Finishing Station. This machine holds 4 rod sections. Each station can be sequentially indexed into a coating station while the other 3 stations are rotated for curing the epoxy or varnish. It is easily disassembled for compact storage.
Over 160 of the above machines have been shipped to customers in 38 states,
We now offer Cutters for CNC Machines in 61, 73 and 91 degree angles.
Most machines are available with a 4 week lead time, CNC's about 3 months.
For international customers we offer a kit version of the binder and can adapt the beveller to locally purchased router motors. See the international page for details.